RLE 9/26/2012 5:02:16 AM Report
My son came over to visit about 9:00 pm and like a dummy I had two cups of coffee.So at this ridiculous hour I'm all bright eyed and bushy tailed. Went on TinBu to check gas prices over the river. They are up significantly from yesterday[avg. $4.13/gal] because I need gas. I felt a bit better when I noticed that gas is $5.86/gal. in Orlando,fl. That is the highest price in the U.S. and even higher than SSM Ont gas prices.
statusquo 9/26/2012 6:05:42 AM Report
Same here....can't sleep...I've been preoccupied with the possibility that the producers of "Glee" will likely ax the character of "Karofsky".
Things like that do bother me.
the high gas prices are easily explained.
I finally came around and I have seen the light. The persistent, chronic frothing and my wild eyes were interfering negatively with my life, work and interactions with loved ones and pets .
Under advice from rw I enrolled in an online course/therapy program , sponsored by my Church and it opened my eyes to the real goings-on around me and gave me a new sense of reality. This online resource is run by an obscure academic by the name of Prof. Bluesslinger.
His name has been "anglicized" from its original ,either Austrian or Southern German roots of "Blauscheisser".
His myopic yet illuminating tenets appear, at first glance to be stemming from a single cell organism but upon further reflection, one can truly see the profound cretinism of it all .
Now then, imbued with this new and liberating outlook and completely froth-less I will explain to you why the gas prices are as high as they are.
If you invert the letters of "Obama" you get "Amabo". In Latin, the phrase "Amabo te" means "I shall be obliged to you". Who is Obama obliged to?... you may ask, well let me help you (close your eyes and imagine Dana Carvey as the "Church Lady"from SNL.........
He was sent here to corrupt and destroy humankind with healthcare and high fuel prices! A truly Machiavellian plot.
Furthermore, everybody knows that Obama is allergic to dogs. If you read "dog" backwards what do you get?....I rest my case!
RLE 9/26/2012 6:37:41 AM Report
Wow! Finally I understand---thanks for 'splainin' it to me. Now I can sleep- lol
Grump 9/26/2012 6:56:38 AM Report
Good morning RLE and Status and all other sleepy heads. Rle I think it's something to do with getting older. In former years I could drink 6 or 8 cups of coffee in the evening and I would be gone before the first bounce of my head on the pillow. Now I lay off the stuff in the evening. Stats great post as usual. Poor old Blue'eser. Have a great day all.
Grace 9/26/2012 7:02:59 AM Report
Status...AWESOME!! Post of the year!
flyhawk25 9/26/2012 7:55:29 AM Report
Which is why we need a Fall Summit so you can actually meet SQ (and his paramour Darlene).
Last time he filled her with helium, we each took a hit and all quacked each other up.
AceOfBass 9/26/2012 8:00:38 AM Report
89 more days till Christmas.Keep Christ in Christmas.
MP Hayes where is our Harbour?
Where are all the Conservative extras for electing a member of government.
What we all see is ,we have been taken for a ride ...we had just as much with a Dipper.
Let us see now 29 fewer Federal Jobs not looking good ...what no new bridge plaza yet.... no harbour.....
But we are getting a new do nut shop in the west end.
RLE 9/26/2012 8:14:14 AM Report
I think Spelly might be on your case. Our federal MP's last name is spelled Haze,is it not?
Binder 9/26/2012 8:28:04 AM Report
I have some questions. Who owns the majority of the gas stations in Soo Michigan? Are they Canadian owned? If they are Canadian owned that would explain why there is such a high price of $1.39/LT on our side in order to make us go to Michigan. In London this morning it's $1.23/LT for a non border city. I have no answers for these questions but it sure does not make sense to have such price differences in Ontario.
right wing 9/26/2012 8:40:44 AM Report
Well Obama sure made Muslims around the world shake in their boots.
At his U.N. speech he told the Muslims that if he can take some name calling and insults while being President they can handle some insults about their Allah.
Problem solved, "The One" has spoken and cleared that up.
The world can rest at peace now.
Obama thought he would teach by example and hurdle some insults of his own by skipping out and not meeting with one world leader face to face, an unprecedented move by a U.S. president.
Netanyahu has been trying for some time to have a meeting and it was also a perfect opportunity for Obama to meet with Morsi, Egypt's newly elected leader, but hey Obama's press secretary said he had a busy schedule.
Was it not Obama that just last week stated his "number one priority" is keeping US diplomats and embassies safe.
You might think that meeting with leaders from the middle east might help with this but...Obama knows best.
Obama bounced outta there because he had to appear on The View and consult with Whoopi, Hasselbeck and Behar about foreign affairs.
Don't these world leaders know there is an election going on, I mean really expecting to meet with Obama, The View is number one with women and those middle east guys wouldn't understand anyway.
Even the Associated Press raised an eyebrow on this one.
Right Winger 9/26/2012 8:42:20 AM Report
The Michigan Soo gas stations are owned by Amricans. The Admiral station whose gas is always the cheapest is owned by a cigarette company. But all those who whine on here about the price of gas in Soo Canada and the gouging, FYI, SOO Michigan is alway near the highest prices in the state. Why? Because they know all the Canadians will still buy it because its cheaper than our side. But once you strip away the taxes, there is far less of a discrepency.
shorty38 9/26/2012 9:02:20 AM Report
Price fixing is supposed to be illegal, saying that I wonder how all gas prices are the same in Sault Ste Marie, seems like someone is fixing ???
Has anyone noticed, Soo Michigan prices vary at different stations, no fixing there.
However them Yankees all keep their prices about 25 to 30 cents cheaper than Soo Ontario, just keeps us going back, good bussiness sense.
Grace 9/26/2012 9:14:06 AM Report
Trudeau to run for Liberal leadership
End of the world is near...second coming of Trudeaumania!!
Canada's lib version of the One!
bluesslinger 9/26/2012 9:17:43 AM Report
Libya's president told NBC News that the anti-Islam film had "nothing to do with" a deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate that took the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, as well three other Americans.
Obama, fresh from consulting with Hollywood, slithered to the podium at the U.N., apologized to the terrorists and extremists and boldly declared to the assembly that the film was the cause of the attack.
Any other president would be bombing training camps by now.
Speaking of Hollywood, Madonna generously endorsed BHO as the "black Muslim in the WH". Awesome!
No wonder the little lefties in here don't like to admit they are lefties.
Right Winger 9/26/2012 9:28:08 AM Report
Yes a whole penny different over there between stations.
right wing 9/26/2012 9:29:15 AM Report
...not lefties, moderates, middle of the roaders.
Yes Trudeau is going to run for the head of the Liberal party....the second coming of Christ! (or Obama)
The young Libs will be in a wild cheering frenzy, the female baby boomer Libs will stock up on batteries and the old farts will be wanting that funny looking beard gone.
right wing 9/26/2012 9:33:31 AM Report
Hey that penny makes a big difference to some, especially those on the new Liberal math.
Right Winger 9/26/2012 9:46:51 AM Report
Actually all the liberals should buy their gas at CITGO to help support Hugo Chavez.
right wing 9/26/2012 10:07:48 AM Report
Wow, sure are number to brag about...aren't they?
learningaswego 9/26/2012 10:24:14 AM Report
With young Trudeau the man-boy running for the Lib leadership, the Conservatives and Dippers must be wondering how they could have such profound good luck.
High fives all around this morning, for all the non-Liberal parties.
right wing 9/26/2012 10:33:32 AM Report
I was reading about the ban on chemicals in bath salts in Canada when I came across this in the article.
"Bath salts captured international headlines in May after media reports suggested the perpetrator of a face-eating attack in Miami was high on bath salts. However, it eventually came to light there was only marijuana in the attacker's system."
I'm sure most of us remember that gross story but I had not heard that there was only marijuana in the face eaters system.
I thought marijuana only sparked junk food munchies...sweetc, anyone....explanation.
JerryLundegard 9/26/2012 10:51:20 AM Report
About the poll....
The soo looks like a good place to open a tea leaf reading place...so far the majority believes in "psychic" abilities.....Their is a website that offers a million dollars to anyone who can prove they have "supernatural" or "psychic" abilities....
So far no one has claimed the million....
If you know anyone...here's the site
Cold reading con artists fear this website...
learningaswego 9/26/2012 11:20:47 AM Report
If you stood them up together, Trudeau could make even Obie Hope and Changey look like a man of substance.
And THAT, is no easy task.
flyhawk25 9/26/2012 11:29:19 AM Report
Andy Williams died today.
He is now in Cardigan Heaven with millions of his fans wearing white belts and shoes.
Whatever happened to Perry Como?
EricThe SHERIFF 9/26/2012 12:06:42 PM Report
Here's a copy & paste on Perry COMO.
Grace 9/26/2012 12:07:36 PM Report
learning...all Justin needs is a shout out from Oprah!!
Speaking of that ...she has been kind of quiet in support of the One this go round!
EricThe SHERIFF 9/26/2012 12:07:40 PM Report
I forgot to paste it re: Perry COMO
Date of Death
12 May 2001, Jupiter Inlet Colony, Florida, USA (Alzheimer's disease)
Grace 9/26/2012 12:12:55 PM Report
But I guess when you a republican you vote for substance where as the Dem's go with their only choice... celebrity.
shakespeare 9/26/2012 12:15:57 PM Report
Fly: this is for you and Eric
EricThe SHERIFF 9/26/2012 12:20:20 PM Report
flyhawk25 9/26/2012 1:13:17 PM Report
So much 'substance' that neither Bush Lite nor the former governor of Alaska now living in exile were allowed near the podium at the RC.
They would have exhumed Nixon's body but some lefty drove a stake through his heart.
Some substance - Dirty Harry babbling to an empty chair.
This is getting funnier by the day.
learningaswego 9/26/2012 1:17:05 PM Report
No worries, here in Canada Justy boy has the leftist Canadian msm right on board, to help sell his charm.
The lefty msm just loves politicians with the charm factor, and couldn't give a rat's derriere if they actually achieve NOTHING.
If Justy boy wins the Lib leadership, he would have to win the prize for a party leader with the thinnest CV ever.
Unfortunately (IMHO) here in Canada, in the vote count - phoney charm and likeability is all that a good chunk of the voting public cares about.
In the big picture, the Conservatives have even less to worry about their chances of winning the right to govern after the next election. The following one though, may be another matter. Hopefully they can set the country well on course for a sustainable future, within the current, and next mandate.
Grandmamac 9/26/2012 1:44:49 PM Report
Actually, the average gas price in Orlando, FL is $3.49 a gallon. Check gasbuddy.com.
Brenda Lee was born December 11, 1944. I think that would make her 68 years old in December.
mvnnth 9/26/2012 2:05:57 PM Report
My goodness. I had to review my posts to try to fathom what could have unleashed such venom. Nothing I found in my posts was anti union or even hinted at a dislike that I might harbour for teachers. That left the possiblity that flyhawk25 and Shakespeare might have a problem with a few of the points I presented.
The use of the word "volunteer" to describe the teachers who run the school after hours programs is disingenuous. What probably started as an expedient way to run extra curricular programs on the part of the schools is now just another duty to be performed and, in some cases, grudgingly so. Not good for the students, not good for the teachers and not good for the programs. The sooner the teachers can be relieved of these responsibilities the better for all concerned.
The teachers are not volunteers.
The bargaining process between the union and the boards is bizarre and has led to a situation in which the pay scales are seriously out of kilter with the rest of the workforce in the public sector. The government has taken an important first step. It will be years of wages tied to the COLA before there is sanity in remuneration in the school systems. The strike ban should be made permanent and extended to the entire provincial civil service.
As previously noted, I do not dislike teachers but I do dislike anonymous people sitting at keyboards who, after having run out of ideas, resort to name calling and insults. A couple of these hypocrites on here did just that last night. The fact that they were/are teachers, I am certain, is mere coincidence. I think it had something to do with oxen and goring. In any event they should be ashamed of themselves.
flyhawk25 9/26/2012 2:33:17 PM Report
I can't speak for shakes but I am left confused by this latest rant.
I think the writer meant to say that
'teacher coaches/mentors should not be volunteers' because right now they are.
Unless they are -and we were- being blackmailed. In which case I missed it.
I do share the writer's disdain of anonymous posting and would welcome a face to face debate - anytime and anywhere.
shakespeare 9/26/2012 3:51:21 PM Report
Sometimes you have to call it like it is, mvnnth. You were confronted with the truth yesterday and in a sneering tone you refused to accept it, then eventually, grudgingly accepted it and then start on a whole new line of confusing nonsense today. You have an ax to grind but are not being open.
Really a simple "I was wrong; I'm sorry" would have been sufficient!
PS: you hide behind yoiur keyboard, too.
Jimssm 9/26/2012 4:02:07 PM Report
Teachers ARE voluteer, as far as extra-curricular is concerned.
They understand that without their presence, the after school activity wouldn't happen. You can wish all you want for enough parent volunteers to handle it, BUT YOU STILL NEED A TEACHER PRESENT.
jean-paul 9/26/2012 4:25:05 PM Report
Welcome back(Profilic).We missed you.
shakespeare 9/26/2012 5:35:15 PM Report
Actually JP, I don't think that mvnnth is a reincarnation of "she-who-can't be mentioned". The former often has some good points, but has really gone astray the last two days. I'm still trying to figure out "venom" (would "stubborn nincompoop" be better than "jerk"... maybe!) and I'm still perplexed as to why either I or Fly is a hypocrite. I know the definition of the word and fail to see how it applies. Anyway, JP. I think your'e wrong on this one. I would stick to the quacking.
Grace 9/26/2012 5:54:31 PM Report
Do I dare say Marisa the infimous Miss Belsito!!!
flyhawk25 9/26/2012 6:01:50 PM Report
This whole thing is becoming absurd. To continue would be the equivalent of 'piling on'.
I think shakespeare and I know that you cannot convince some people of the truth in some issues about teachers.
I will leave this topic repeating my offer - if anyone wants to debate the issue I'll be happy to meet in a neutral spot face to face.
I'm too old, broken and tired to waste cyber-energy trying to change any closed minds in an anonymous setting.
BIG BROTHER 9/26/2012 6:04:54 PM Report
mvnth is more like Wilbur without the screaming.
I recommended he call his trustee and confirm his doubts. Apparently he would rather continue making mis-statements and outright lies. Good luck mvnth, but you are only making yourself look more foolish by the post. Losing credibility...
Spellchecker 9/26/2012 6:51:16 PM Report
I'm surprised that mvnnth and flyhawk don't seem to know each other. They sat directly across from each other at one of the summits we had at the Legion.
Spellchecker 9/26/2012 6:58:41 PM Report
Good generational difference in music appreciation going on under the Brenda Lee story. Join in folks.
AceOfBass 9/26/2012 7:01:40 PM Report
Right Wing... Obama won't meet with world leaders because in an election year the Republican candidate Romney also gets to meet the world leaders.
Obama does not want to give Romney the opportunity to meet with these leaders and look Presidential.
The Pink Pony Trudeau is running for the Liberal Leadership.The last thing we need in Canada is another Trudeau.
We are still paying for the mess his father left,Multiculturalism,his dismembering of the Military,his bilingualism mos management The Debt etc.
flyhawk25 9/26/2012 7:16:02 PM Report
Spelly...I am racking my aged memory trying to remember.
I tend to erase unpleasant memories but I really don't recall meeting someone at the legion who seemed abrasive.
You might want to e-mail me.
Grump 9/26/2012 7:19:55 PM Report
Good evening everyone. The neo-cons seemed to have piled it rather high today. The bad news is that with Harper at 50% disapproval rating , meaning folks not only dislike his policies, they dislike him. Goodbye Mr Harper. Hello Trudeau Two. I don't know where Everson went but none of the mentioned posters on here are her. Fly I bow to your wisdom on almost everything so kick the summit into gear. If you weren't such a lefty I would give you a hug and you aren't that cute. Have a great evening all.
Grump 9/26/2012 7:30:55 PM Report
I just remembered the news I heard today. Flaterty has been after large corporations to spend their reserves to boost the economy. John Manley, President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives shot back that with Flaterty's own doom and gloom predictions on the economy why would they be silly enough to risk their reserves. I guess sooner or later the neo-cons will get the fact that these clowns are bad for Canada in spite of all their hype.
flyhawk25 9/26/2012 7:33:25 PM Report
Grump...I believe the term is LOL.
As much as I hate cyber-lingo I did chuckle.
My sainted mother thought differently.
statusquo 9/26/2012 8:43:25 PM Report
Grump and Fly,
I am glad "yous" get along and all that...however, this liberal goobley-talk and dissing of our "do no wrong" anointed Harper guy really pisses me off!
As you may be aware by now, I am froth-free and I cannot and will not tolerate reasoned debate!
statusquo 9/26/2012 9:03:12 PM Report
As far as Justin T. jumping into the fray..well...I say why not?
He is a bit young and "douchey" and carries a lot of baggage ( Pierre E. being his "fajer" and all that sort of thing)...Canadians never really liked a leader with brains and the metric system and most of all, they truly do indeed enjoy the State peering into their bedrooms, or so it appears from a distance.
Let Justin give it a shot.... even though Canada needs someone with a beard or a devout Christian or something.....what's the Liberal party got to lose anyway?
They ruled this country for most of this century and did rather well...putting Canada on the map and enshrined regulations that prevented us from falling into a financial maelstrom like the rest of the globe....but hey...they screwed up with that Quebec sponsorship "scandal" that amounted( in the scheme of things) to 10 cents on the dollar.
And now we got Harper and his merry crew.....as they say...we deserve the government we voted for.
nanag 9/26/2012 9:13:35 PM Report
Sorry ..I have to get in a little something from earlier.. it so reminded me of my Mom (today is her birthday)she would have been 87 :)
Perry Como ..the singing barber.. my mother was soooo in love with him. We were warned repeatedly before his show came on that we could stay and watch but we were not to move or speak and if we did ... Straight to bed. .... been humming.."catch a little star and put it in your pocket ...hmm hmm hmm :) thanks for reviving a good memory
Spellchecker 9/26/2012 9:26:43 PM Report
Save it for a rainy day.
Never let it fade away.
Grump 9/26/2012 9:29:39 PM Report
Status, my apologies I will try to be better and get your froth flowing freely. That said I felt there was enough neo-con froth to go around .LMAO
nanag 9/26/2012 9:45:21 PM Report
Well done Spellchecker clap clap Bravo!
statusquo 9/26/2012 9:45:22 PM Report
First off...I don't talk to rats. (smiley face and quack)
Secondly...apologies not accepted as the frothless are bound to a certain credo!
Thirdly, I can't devote too much time to answer you as "Here comes Honey boo boo" marathon is on the "telly".
If you don't know what this show is all "aboot"...here is a short synopsis...
Trailer park, white-trash, Walmart shopping family, all overweight but with cute and precocious 9 year old cracking one liners ...kinda like bluesslinger on bathsalts.
Hilarious and sad at the same time. I feel dirty just watching it.